Aquatic plants are an important part of any lake or pond. They provide food and protection for fish, waterfowl, insects, mammals and microscopic animals. These plants also help replenish oxygen to the aquatic environment, critical for the survival of fish and other aquatic organisms.
Some aquatic plants can also become a nuisance. Invasive plants are not native to Michigan. These plants can grow rapidly out of control, choking out other plants and organisms and limiting recreational activities.
Starry stonewort is one example of an invasive plant seen in Michigan waters. Click here to learn more about starry stonewort from the Huron River Watershed Council.
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) oversees the permits that are required to chemically control nuisance aquatic plants. To learn more about their Aquatic Nuisance Control Program, visit their website.
The North Lake improvement project began in 2008. The current lake management project is for a five-year period (2018 to 2022). The current project will go up for renewal in 2022. If approved, the project will continue in 2023.
The special assessment district for the North Lake Improvement Project includes parcels within Dexter and Lyndon Townships, Washtenaw County. The current Special Assessment District for the North Lake Improvement Project is up for renewal. Public hearing notices will be updated as they become available.
Read the Project Description for the North Lake Improvement Project.
Special Assessment District Information
The second and final public hearing will be held on Wednesday July 20th, 2022 at Dexter Township Hall. A virtual option is available. View the meeting notice below to register and for more information.
View the complete Special Assessment District (PDF) by property tax identification number.